Author purpose and technique are concepts some students struggle to understand. Students often learn best by doing, so if we want them to understand why authors make the choices they do, and how they achieve certain effects, then they need to learn to do it themselves.
The lessons in this package lead students through the process of using similes, metaphors and analogies for effect. The slides guide your discussion as students work through various exercises designed to help them understand how and why authors use these literary techniques. They will be asked to brainstorm similes and metaphors and then to create an extended metaphor and an analogy. Finally, they will look at the affect that word choice can have on descriptive writing, and will have to write a paragraph where they make careful choices with their own diction.
There are two additional exercises included to further reinforce the concepts. Graphic organizers are also included for the students.
This would be a great companion to my Close Reading Package. Buy the BUNDLE and save!
This product is also part of my Writing Lessons Bundle, which has five different lessons that work on the skills needed for effective writing.